Individual Support

Course Name:

Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Description:

This Nationally Recognised qualification prepares you for work with the elderly in the community or a residential setting as a personal care worker or assistant.

Delivered in conjunction with The Gordon, participants will complete a total of 17 units over a 26-week period. This includes 13 units from the Certificate III and 4 units from Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

During the course you will participate in a minimum of 120 hours of placement in a real workplace in three blocks. Placement will be organised by The Gordon.

All units have been selected and your learning program designed so that on successful completion of your studies and placement, you will be eligible for a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

Course Units:

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

CHCCS011 Meet personal support needs

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers & families

HLTAAP001 Recognise health body systems

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCHCS001 Provide home & community support services

Four extra units from the Certificate IV in Ageing Support are available to broaden employment opportunities. Enrollment in these are optional:

CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medications

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices


26 Weeks (3 days per week)

Class Times:

9am – 3pm

Program Commences:



10 Station St Norlane

Course Adviser:

Anna Dobrovoljni

Additional Info:

Includes Monday – Thursday work placements. Please contact the course adviser for more details.

Placement requires a police check, please speak with our course advisor if you would like more information about this or have any concerns.

This program is delivered in partnership with The Gordon. Your enrolment, teacher and certificate will be from The Gordon.

Course Enquiries:

If you would like more information about the Individual Support course, please compelte the contact form below.